Thunder Rolls: Strong Storms Flood North Texas

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DALLAS — Wicked weather poured into North Texas Sunday morning, dousing Dallas and surrounding cities with several inches of rain.

In Lewisville, firefighters rescued a driver who was stalled in a flooded street. “Somebody got stuck in high water. The crew arrived on scene and helped them from their vehicle,” Battalion Chief Christ Sweet explained.

The rain wasn’t the only issue flooding the city. Slick streets proved problematic for drivers on rain-soaked I-35 and Kiest.An overturned vehicle caused backup for drivers.

Gusty winds were strong enough to uproot trees near Wycliff and Maple in Dallas; and tree limbs littered the neighboring community. Over 10-thousand people were left in the dark. Oncor worked throughout the day to restore power to those areas.

In all, the skies showered DFW with a little more than 2.5 inches of rain within a 24-hour periods. The downpour placed North Texas under flash flood warnings for most of the day.

A reprieve from the rain came later in the evening, and dry skies were exactly what people needed to help clean-up mother nature’s mess.